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    A close up of the birdcage

    I 've made this birdcage to hang from the 'sticker' bough on the kitchen ceiling.

    I took an old lampshade apart and sprayed the metal frame maroon.
    I altered the shape by making a grid/mesh from fine green wire.
    I used red 'dip it' to coat the wire in plastic film.
    I used this to make some of the flower forms.
    I made felt flowers and introduced buttons and birds from a flea market in Paris.
    I took apart an old necklace and bought 3 bunches of tiny paper flowers from a reduced box in a craft shop.

    The only annoying aspect of making it was putting it up/down so often to check the balance ( this makes your arms ache ) and also I dropped it so often that i had to keep redoing it.

    If i were to make this in one go I suppose it would take about 2 days.

    Bollops, the messy nest, t0212999, and 18 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Bollops 94 months ago | reply

      Weapons-grade lovely. The shadows are extremely satisfying. Top work, that Amanda!

    2. the messy nest 93 months ago | reply

      this is fantastic and amazing!!!

    3. Princess Tat of Tinkle Shed 93 months ago | reply

      Thank you identity7.
      Its quite easy...have a go.

    4. RaggyRat 88 months ago | reply

      i like that .... hmmm ... i have lampshades i should have thrown out ....

    5. alight 88 months ago | reply

      makes me happy, thanks *:)

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